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Volcano Sushi & Grill

1991 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L1T5
Tel: (604) 566-9918 Order Online
Fax: (604) 566-9928
Neighbourhood: Grandview-Woodland

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Another run-of-the-mill
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 2:51am [Dine in]

My gf mentioned that her old boss enjoyed this new sushi place so we decided to give it a go.

On the outside, I had suspicions that it was just another typical sushi restaurant, especially seeing a brightly coloured sign with specialty sushi roll concoctions. Upon entering, I felt an even stronger sense of the usual. The ambiance smacks of a templated theme, a carbon copy I probably have seen elsewhere, but with a different name. Still, it's neat and it's tidy.

We order our default choices: a pile of nigiri, a few rolls, my chicken karaage and my gf's miso soup. As far as the fish portion goes, it appears to be of decent quality and you can get wild salmon and real crabmeat. The sushi rice was inconsistent, with a few pieces having small bites of undercooked rice and other sections with a noticeably stronger hint of rice vinegar. Roll size was also larger than it probably should be, making single piece mouthfuls somewhat difficult. We ordered one specialty roll, the Vancouver roll which was essentially a California roll with salmon on top. The chicken karaage came in bitesize morsels with a very light yet well seasoned coating - almost like the chicken nuggets you'd get at a bubble tea joint.

As usual, service is not an issue here, with timely water refills and checks.

On the whole, it would make a decent lunchtime spot but as it turns out, it really is just another typical sushi restaurant.

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inedible
By tobicat of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch and left with a bag of uneaten sushi that went straight in the garbage when we got home. We would have left the food but the waitress was extremely friendly and neither one of us wanted to offend her by leaving half of the sushi there uneaten....so I'll leave a negative review instead.

For those that like quantity for a cheap price I'm sure this place will appeal to them. As soon as I saw the size of the rolls I knew we were in trouble. Usually when it comes to sushi you get one of two things, quantity or quality and this place is all quantity. Every roll seemed to have a excess of sauce and such in it. Was very hard to taste the fish but perhaps that was a good thing.

Never again.

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I hope lots of people dine here so this joint stays open.
By heidi_1st of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

I had lunch here just a few days ago and was very impressed. The fish was fresh and the portions were generous. The deep fried cheese wontons (which I couldn't resist) were not oily at all, just delightfully crisp, cheesy and almost sweet with the dipping sauce that accompanied them. They have some interesting looking special rolls which I can't wait to try on another occasion. I just read that they deliver too. Great news and I'll be sure to use this service at some point. The location is not really in a high foot traffic area so I do sincerely hope people make the trip to Volcano. It's not just another sushi joint of many, but quite outstanding. Lots of parking too.

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Crappy Delivery & Mouthy Service
By Kash666 of Burnaby (11 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:03pm [Delivery]

My GF & I ordered delivery and the person answering our phone informed us that we had 2 free miso soups as they messed our order up. I was glad and placed a lengthy order and the lady informed me she won't mess our order this time and repeated the order like thrice, I felt comfortable in knowing that this time the meal will be simply perfect! However to my surprise the soups were cold, the tako yaki was like cold pucks, the spicy agedashi tofu was which is deep fried was stone cold n soggy. The spicy wild salmon was plain farmed salmon (I was charged for the wild salmon). My Gf was hungry so she pecked at a few things and upon calling them they just started arguing and told us not to order from there again.

Is it too much to ask for what you pay in this country? I hate stereotyping but some people need to admit their mistakes and make up for it rather than being abusive!!

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Definitely would go back!!!
By ItalianSausage of Vancouver (east) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:58pm [Take-out]

Decided to try this place out for the first time after hearing from a few people that it was very good.
I was a bit skeptical at first because my boss isn't the best judge when it comes to food places but I had to see for myself.

My girlfriend and I ordered the spicy tuna roll, spicy salmon roll, chicken roll, dynamite roll and the beef yakisoba. The rolls were very tasty and not overloaded with rice. The spicy rolls had a good kick to them but not too crazy spicy. The tempura in the dynamite roll was nice and crunchy and the chicken wasn't dry in the chicken roll. We both really like the black sesame seeds which gave it a really nice flavour. The yakisoba was also good because it wasn't too greasy and there was a good amount of beef in it.

We both definitely will go back there again and I'm telling all my friends and family about it.

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